HL1301
Douglas DC-3
N54705, Pan American Airways
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1/200 scale die-cast metal with minimal use of plastic.
All markings are tampo (pad) applied, no decals to discolor or flake.
Free-spinning propellers.
Rolling wheels.
Landing gear can be removed or added.
Model comes with a display stand.
A brief history of the aircraft type and the airline is supplied with each model.
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The Douglas DC-3 (DC – Douglas Commercial) is considered by many as the aircraft that
revolutionized commercial air travel in the 20th Century. The maiden flight of the DC-3 took place
on December 17, 1935, the 32nd anniversary of the Wright Brother’s historic flight at Kitty Hawk.
Now airlines were able to be profitable without depending on U.S. Mail subsidies and passengers
could now fly transcontinental with just one re-fueling stop. There are many DC-3s still flying 75
years after their maiden flights.



In 1942 the Douglas Aircraft Company produced C-47A-DK (DK-Oklahoma City) “Skytrain” c/n
12844 serial 42-92983. The aircraft was used as an instrument laboratory for new innovations
and wasn’t officially handed over to the USAAF until March 24, 1944. On March 16, 1946 the
aircraft was sold as surplus to Pan American Airways and registered as N54705. The aircraft was
used mostly on South American routes until June 19, 1960 when it was sold to Spantax S.A. of
Spain. The aircraft was last seen as a derelict at Alicante, Spain.


Specifications for the Douglas DC-3A
Role – Passenger/Cargo
Crew – 2
Passenger Capacity – 21/32
Dimensions
Length – 64 ft 8 in   (19.7 m)
Wingspan – 95 ft 2 in   (29.0 m)
Height – 16 ft 11 in   (5.16 m)
Performance
Engines – 2 x Pratt & Whitney R-1830-S1C3G Twin Wasp 14-cylinder Air-cooled 2-row Radial
Piston, Producing 1,200 hp   (890 kW) each
Propellers - 3-bladed Hamilton Standard 23E50, 11.5 ft   (3.5 m) diameter
Fuel Capacity – 822 U.S. gal   (3,736 l)
Speed
Maximum @ 8,500 ft   (2,590 m) – 230 mph   (200 kn)   (370 km/h)
Normal Cruise – 207 mph   (180 kn)   (333 km/h)
Rate Of Climb – 1,130 ft/min   (5.7 m/s)
Service Ceiling – 23,200 ft   (7,100 m)
Weight
Empty – 16,865 lbs   (7,650 kg)
Gross – 25,199 lbs   (11,430 kg)
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